PORTLAND — A former Mexico resident has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for possessing firearms by a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said in a news release Thursday.

U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Torresen also ordered Corey Eustis, 39, to have three years of supervised release for possessing firearms after being convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

Eustis was found guilty in May after a four-day bench trial.

According to court documents, in 2011, a Maine court convicted Eustis of domestic violence for assaulting his girlfriend. In August 2012, Eustis shot himself at a campfire outside his Bethel residence, and law enforcement officers found him to be in possession of three firearms and ammunition, which he was prohibited from owning.

“Judge Torresen departed upward from the guideline range because of the seriousness of Eustis’ criminal history, which included multiple convictions for drunk driving, and his history of domestic violence incidents involving at least five women,” Delahanty said.

“Judge Torresen stated that Eustis is a danger to the community and, in particular, to his intimate partners,” he said.

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